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Louise Heppleston writes about her experience as an Airbnb host in Hebden Bridge


Since the kids left home (with only a little prompting) I’ve had a spare room available. For two years it was occupied by a lad leaving care…and his stash of weed, his staffie and his under-age girlfriend.

A few months respite, and I had a failed asylum seeker in need of free board and lodging. And legal advice. And support to visit the immigration centre on a weekly basis.
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